Whether you have had a farm to school program for a long time or are just getting started, it can be helpful to evaluate your program. Evaluating your program can provide you with information that school administrators, local policy makers, and funders want to know. These tools will help you measure impacts on students, teachers, school nutrition, food producers, parents, and the community.
- Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit: From the National Farm to School Network, this resource includes dietary assessment tools and interview guides.
- Making Evaluation Easy: Resources and Tools for Implementing and Evaluation of Your Farm to School Program: This guide out of Colorado includes evaluation tools from programs across the country and is meant to help programs of all sizes undertake evaluation. It walks you through the steps of evaluation, provides guidance, and gives you evaluation tools to measure impacts on all farm to school stakeholders from students to farmers.
- Farm to School Assessment Tool: This quick checklist from the Minnesota Department of Health will help you evaluate the state of your local food purchases and fresh food preparation.